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Community Impact Manager
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Washington, DC
Date Posted 03/17/2021
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
The DCSEU is looking for a passionate, driven, and creative leader to join our Management Team. As a Community Impact Manager (CIM). They will work with DCSEU on high impact projects focused on our mission to provide community engagement with our clients and customers in Washington DC.


The Community Impact Manager
(CIM) will lead all aspects of implementation of the initiatives and programs that positively impact the community in the Mid-Atlantic region with a specific focus on the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. The CIM will report to the Director of Account Management (DAM) and work closely with DCSEU management on strategic planning and resource acquisition in support of community impact initiatives. The CIM will contribute to increasing awareness of DCSEU’s community impact amongst key stakeholders including government entities, private corporations, mission-aligned entities and donors across the Mid-Atlantic region. The CIM will oversee all other permanent and temporary staff working on community impact initiatives including the existing Workforce Development program.

Manages entire implementation life cycle of community impact initiatives - design, development, stakeholder engagement (internal and external), implementation and reporting.Manages and scales-up existing Workforce Development programs and manages all contracts, budgets, and assigned program staff (temporary or permanent).Assists in creating and implementing resource acquisition strategies in support of community impact initiatives.

Creates, manages and executes partnerships with mission-aligned organizations to further the DCSEU’s community impact, including workforce development.
Researches and employs best practices and benchmarking to ensure and demonstrate best-in-class outcomes from DCSEU’s community impact initiatives.
Supports, as required, community impact activities led by other DCSEU staff.
Designs & develops content related to the DCSEU’s community impact for corporate website, social media and marketing collateral.Liaises with internal marketing and communications team to accurately reflect the DCSEU’s community impact on internal and external reports.

Leads and assists, as applicable, in partnership with the business development efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region related to community impact opportunities.
Seeks and participates in public speaking and other stakeholder engagement opportunities related community impact in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Lead community organizing efforts for selected DC SEU programs and events with the assistance of other VEIC staff and partners.

Attend relevant community events which may take place in the evenings and on weekends.
Help manage speaking engagements for DCSEU personnel.Coordinate staffing for community events and tabling opportunities.Develop and maintain strong relationships with key partner organizations, including local energy committees, non-profits focused on energy, neighborhood groups, businesses, business groups, local government, and utilities.Support the coordination of activities with other staff and divisions within VEIC as is necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

*DC Residents Strongly Encouraged to Apply*

Knowledge and Experience:
Demonstrated alignment with the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
At least 5 years of total full-time non-profit work experience in urban issues in the US (clean energy access, housing, nutrition, health, education etc.) with at least 3 years of work experience in Workforce Development program management.Demonstrated ability to design and implement local community impact initiatives in resource constrained environments byleveraging internal and external partnerships.Fundraising from a variety of sources such as crowd-funding platforms, corporations, foundations, individuals, etc.

Bachelor’s degree with 7 years’ experience focus on sustainability or non-profit management (or a similar bachelor’s degree with 7 years of relevant work experience as described above)
Candidates with existing relationships with the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) non-profit community and proven track record of fundraising for workforce development programs will be given preference.
Excellent writing skills, interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work collaboratively and the ability to handle competing priorities.Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities.

Ability to develop strategic relationships and effective in persuasive communications along with a high degree of professionalism, maturity and polished demeanor.
Excellent analytical & writing skills and high-level proficiency in Word & PowerPoint
Subject matter expertise in at least one of the following themes – workforce development, climate change and urban sustainability, preferred.Ability to work independently & keep deadlines.

Diversity & Inclusion statement:
We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions:
Internal - Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.
External - Normal functions do not routinely require travel. Travel to special events and/or off-site meetings required periodically.

Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.
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